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Straight pride event attracts just three people

Nov 18 2019

Straight pride event attracts just three peopleA “straight pride“ event gathered just three supporters in Dallas, who waved their flag and argued with counter-protesters nevertheless.Two members of Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), a group advocating for “straight rights”, turned up to protest after claiming the original event had been postponed in a series of Facebook videos.


US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

Nov 18 2019

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlementsThe Trump administration on Monday softened the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the effort to gain Palestinian statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international law.” Israeli leaders welcomed the decision while Palestinians and other nations warned that it undercut any chance of a broader peace deal. Pompeo told reporters at the State Department that the Trump administration believes any legal questions about settlements should be resolved by Israeli courts and that declaring them a violation of international law distracts from larger efforts to negotiate a peace deal.


Mexico, Uruguay and Caribbean Community reject use of force in Venezuela -statement

Nov 18 2019

Mexico, Uruguay and Caribbean Community reject use of force in Venezuela -statementMexico, Uruguay and representatives of the Caribbean Community on Monday rejected the use of force and human rights violations in Venezuela, urging a peaceful and democratic solution to solve the crisis in the troubled South American nation. The group issued the statement after Venezuela's opposition staged nationwide protests against Nicolas Maduro on Saturday and called for a new wave of demonstrations to revive stalled efforts to topple the deeply unpopular ruling Socialist Party.


Rudy Giuliani's son has a White House job where he doesn't seem to do much

Nov 18 2019

Rudy Giuliani's son has a White House job where he doesn't seem to do muchRudy Giuliani's unflinching love for President Trump didn't come out of nowhere.Sure, Trump and his lawyer have a lot of shared history thanks to their reputations as some of most well-known and New Yorkiest New Yorkers of all time. But Giuliani's staunchest affinity for Trump comes from how the president brings Giuliani and his son Andrew Giuliani together, Giuliani tells The Atlantic.The 31-year-old Andrew Giuliani has a White House job as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison, with current and former White House officials telling The Atlantic he coordinates events with athletes. Yet "sports-team visits are more special-occasion than scheduling staple in the business of government," especially with teams often rejecting meetings with Trump, The Atlantic writes. That's led White House officials to say it's clear Andrew Giuliani got a "nepotism job" thanks to his father's name, with one saying "he's just having a nice time" and not exactly working hard.But Rudy Giuliani says that's just not the case. This "wasn't the usual 'hire my kid' situation," Giuliani said, because even though his son has "known the president since he was a baby ... they also had a relationship independent of me." That relationship came into play when Andrew Giuliani was a teenager and Rudy Giuliani was going through a divorce with Andrew's mother Donna. Andrew Giuliani "credits Trump with helping him navigate" his father's divorce and "particularly with helping him repair his relationship with Rudy," two former White House officials tell The Atlantic -- and Rudy Giuliani said he agrees.Andrew Giuliani didn't return a request for comment. Read more at The Atlantic.More stories from theweek.com The potential lie that could actually destroy Trump The coming death of just about every rock legend How China can win a trade war in 1 move


Rodney Reed's mother says the 'truth will and shall set him free' after her son was granted a stay of execution

Nov 18 2019

Rodney Reed's mother says the 'truth will and shall set him free' after her son was granted a stay of executionRodney Reed has spent 20 years in prison for the 1996 murder of a 19-year-old woman named Stacey Stites.